by Tom Robinson
(Exira) The Iowa Municipal Finance Officer’s Association awarded Exira City Clerk Lexi Christensen with the distinguished designation of Iowa Certified Municipal Clerk.
The designation is given to Municipal Officers across the state for attaining it’s high educational, experience and service requirements.
Christensen began her duties as Exira City Clerk on June 1, 2016.
In July, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosts the Iowa Municipal Professional Institute. The program which started in 2005, helps municipal clerks, deputy clerks, and finance officers improve job performance and identifies professionalization of the municipal professional’s office.
“I learn so much through experience and have the opportunity to connect with so many people, and a lot of resources,” said Christensen, who recently completed 106 hours of the 100 hours needed last month to earn the prestigious designation.
“It’s not just an Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute, it’s a small town workshop through the Iowa League of Cities,” said Christensen. “There are so many resources out there and it’s hard to cover all of them even when you spend five entire days. I’m constantly learning and that’s what I love about my job.”
The Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association in conjunction with the Iowa State University Office of State and Local Governments Programs, and in partnership with the Iowa League of Cities sponsors the Iowa Municipal Officials Certification Program. The Mission is to ensure educational commitment to establish and maintain competent administration for city government in Iowa.
(Photo: courtesy of Katie Bierbrodt)